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Passengers who were injured in car accidents typically have an easier time recovering for their physical injuries than drivers. they must, however, prove the validity of their case. For example, car accident victims who are seeking compensation for their personal injuries must prove negligence (duty and breach of duty), as well as damages (injures). Since[...]
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is vested as a court of exclusive and original jurisdiction by the North Carolina General Assembly. It was established to adjudicate and administer the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and all claims filed under it. The responsibilities of the North Carolina Industrial Commission include overseeing and facilitating trials of contested[...]
Regular medical treatment is a key component of any Social Security Disability claim. The Social Security Administration relies heavily on medical evidence when evaluating claimants who suffer from physical disabilities. Without regular medical treatments, there are no medical records. As a result, no evidence can be evaluated. What Prevents People from Seeking Regular Medical Treatment?[...]
It does not happen often, but Workers’ Compensation claims do get thrown out by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Although injured workers have rights pursuant to the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, they must be preserved. Provide Written Notices When Needed The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act requires notices in a few key areas. Injured[...]
Years ago, the North Carolina Industrial Commission instituted rules for mediations in workers’ compensation claims processes. When an individual requests a hearing before a Deputy Commissioner, the Industrial Commission will require all involved parties to resolve their disputes via Workers' Compensation mediation. Although the parties are not obliged to reach an agreement, agreements are reached[...]
The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act requires injured workers file workers’ compensation claims with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within two years of the date of injury or within two years of the defendants’ most recent medical compensation. This will be the procedure unless the defendant has accepted liability for the claim; he or she[...]